President Geingob and delegation in Republic of Congo for Presidential inauguration

President Geingob arrives in Congo

President Hage Geingob and First Lady Monica Geingos arrived in the Republic of the Congo to attend the inauguration of that country's President-elect, Denis Sassou Nguesso.
The 77-year-old Sassou Nguesso was re-elected in March this year for another 5 years. It will be his fourth term, following a constitutional referendum in 2016
His party, the Congolese Party of Labour obtained 89% in elections which were declared fair by local election observers.
Dr Geingob is accompanied by Environment and Tourism Minister, Pohamba Shifeta, Deputy Minister of ICT, Emma Theofelus, NBC Board Chairperson, Lazarus Jacobs and Press Secretary in the Presidency, Dr Alfredo Hengari.
This is President Geingob's first trip in 13 months since the COVID-19 outbreak in Namibia.
In 2020, Dr Geingob halted all international travel for government officials when he announced the closure of Namibian borders, just after the confirmation of two positive COVID-19 cases.
The cases were both travel related.
This was part of the containment measures the country adopted to curb the spread of COVID-19.
President Geingob and his delegation, are expected back in Namibia today.